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Feeling Full Of Pep

pep (n.)“vigor, energy,” 1912, shortened form of pepper (n.), which was used in the figurative sense of “spirit, energy” from at least 1847. Pep rally, meaning a “meeting to inspire enthusiasm” is attested from 1915; pep talk is from 1926. To pep (something) up “fill or inspire with vigor or energy” is from 1925. Source:…

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Wealth

From ‘Source Direct’ this morning: According to Professor Rowland Atkinson, Research Chair in Inclusive Societies, Sheffield University in his book ‘Alpha City: How the Super-Rich Captured London’ “the top ten London boroughs by property wealth are now worth more than North Wales, Northern Ireland and the whole of Scotland put together…”

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What President Trump Said

According to SNOPES fact checking, President Trump made a comment about George Floyd in the White House Rose Garden during a discussion about U.S. job numbers in May. He went off topic and said: Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of…

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You Expect Me To Punt?

C-Span today reported Senator Lindsey Graham saying: “You don’t agree with what I’m doing. You think I’m in Trump’s pocket. I get all that. It’s not lost on me of what you think. And I’m sad because I like you all. But to expect me to punt? You can forget it.” What does ‘to punt’…